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Schoolchildren’s African lesson

Elizabeth Gomm (right) is pictured with Kathryn Dodgson and some of her Year 5 pupils at Boundary Primary School, Grange Park

Elizabeth Gomm (right) is pictured with Kathryn Dodgson and some of her Year 5 pupils at Boundary Primary School, Grange Park

Blackpool schoolchildren are learning all about Africa.

Year Four and Five classes at Boundary Primary School were visited by a volunteerorganiser of Kenyan charity Children of Watamu’s Happy House Children’s Home. Elizabeth Gomm was invited by teacher Kathryn Dodgson to the Dinmore Avenue school to talk to the pupils about the charity’s work.

After showing a video introducing them to Blackpool couple Sue and Dave Hayward, the charity’s founders who are now ‘mama and papa’ to the 82 Happy House children, she showed them pictures of the local area and explained the hardship suffered by so many people living in poverty.

In two sessions with both classes the children had lots of questions to ask and were really touched by the extreme hardship the Happy House children have come from, and said they were thrilled to see they now have a lovely home and a nice school.

 

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